Abdullahi Ganduje and Ajibola Basiru
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is now set to ratify the choice of the former governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje as national chairman and Senator Ajibola Basiru as national secretary of the party.
This is coming after the resignation of former chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore.
CEOAFRICA source reported that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will confirm the date of the NEC meeting at the NWC’s request, following the endorsement of Ganduje and Basiru by the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), led by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, during a meeting at Imo State Lodge in Abuja.
The publication reported that the NWC, NEC and the governors agreed that there should be a smooth transition and continuity of the pre-existing zoning formula for the composition of the party leadership.
The National Caucus, of which President Tinubu is a member, is expected to communicate to the NEC the decisions of the APC governors and other party blocs before the new chairman and secretary assume office after the NEC ratification.
Already, the decisions have also been communicated to the state chapters and the parliamentary caucuses. Although the two nominees are expected to be ratified by the national convention, the APC constitution has vested the NEC with the power to act in lieu of the convention in an emergency.